Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications)

Course Level Undergraduate Delivered by Open Universities Australia
Duration Flexible Study Mode Online
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Course overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) provides you with an opportunity to learn in detail about the human dimensions of the internet: how people network, collaborate and share information through internet communications, media and design. You will develop advanced skills in creating, maintaining and managing online communications for personal and commercial interactions, as well as gaining knowledge of the social and cultural contexts within which those interactions occur.

The approach is interdisciplinary: you develop skills in social media, websites, public communication, social network management, collaboration via virtual organisations and web media production. At the same time you will understand the political, economic and social changes associated with the Internet. By combining this major with recommended electives in media, design, business, information technology, marketing, and other disciplines, you will create the right degree course for you to become an astute, engaged professional communicator via the internet.

In this degree, you will study:

  • Internet communications
  • Virtual communities and collaboration
  • Social media and social networks
  • Web publishing, presence and production
  • Internet economics, politics and regulation
  • Online research and analysis

Course structure

To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), students must complete 24 units of study, comprising of:

  • a ten-unit major in Internet Communications;
  • ten electives drawn from any other areas of study, and
  • four general humanities units for breadth of education.

Note that no more than 6 of the 10 electives can be Level 1 units, unless special permission is given by the course coordinator; students are advised to take 6 Level 2 and 3 units where possible.

Entry requirement

In order to be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place, students must meet the following requirements:

  • 4 OUA Undergraduate units at pass level OR equivalent OR 2 units plus English

OR one of the following:

Tertiary Entrance Ranking (TER) entrance:

Tertiary Entrance Ranking 70 (TER, ENTER, UAI, OP or equivalent). Students must have a 50% minimum in TER English (or equivalent)

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT):

You must achieve a minimum of 145 in all sections of the STAT (Multiple Choice and Written English) to gain entry to the course

Tertiary Study:

Successful completion of a full semester (four standard units) towards an undergraduate degree at an Australian university and English language competency is needed (also refer to Section 3a)

Enabling courses:

Enabling courses completed through other Australian Universities which meet minimum entry requirements for that institution will be accepted as minimum entry requirements for this course


On completion of certain TAFE studies (or equivalent study recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework – AQF), matriculation status may be granted and a Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) may be assigned. The minimum entry requirements for TAFE students are:

  • Diploma, Associate Diploma or Advanced Diploma (no additional English competency needed)
  • Certificate IV + English competency (also refer to Section 3a)

(Note – Certificate II or III are not acceptable)

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